If you forgot to set your alarm this morning and slept through the on-sale time for Splendour in the Grass tickets, you’re absolutely shit out of luck.
The annual Byron Bay festival went on sale at 9am this morning, and tickets managed to last just a shade over 5 hours before being fully and completely snapped up by eager punters.
Festival organisers even expanded capacity of this year’s festival, and it still sold out before most of you had finished eating lunch.
42,500 tickets were snapped up over the course of the day, with Splendour’s new Time To Pay service giving punters who don’t have the full sum of cash available right this very second to still get themselves a piece of the action.
Those of you who did miss out but are still absolutely fanging to get involved this year have a couple of options: One, you can sign up for the waiting list in the event of any future limited ticket releases. Or two, you can bide your time until the festival launches its own regulated and monitored ticket resale facility, which is being put together in order to combat price gouging and fraudulent ticket sales on maligned services like Viagogo. Splendour tickets carry the name and birthdate of the purchaser on them, and are checked against ID at the game, so trying to score one off a dodgy service will likely end in tears.
This year’s Splendour takes place on July 19th, 20th, and 21st in the North Byron Parklands. The lineup sports the likes of Chance the Rapper, Tame Impala, Childish Gambino, SZA, Foals, Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Streets, Santigold, Courtney Barnett, and a stack of others.
All yr festival info can be found via the Splendour website.